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Talking Chinese English Dictionary

Talking Chinese<->English dictionary with pinyin, English definition, pronunciation, variants, stroke animation, stroke order image, and sample sentences.
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IDChineseTrad.PinyinPlainPYEnglish Definition
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1燕子 yàn ziyan4 zi5swallow
2 yànyan4swallow (family Hirundinidae); old variant of ; variant of
3燕巢 yàn cháoYan4 chao2Yanchao township in Kaohsiung county 高雄县 , southwest Taiwan
4燕巢乡 燕巢鄉 yàn cháo xiāngYan4 chao2 xiang1Yanchao township in Kaohsiung county 高雄县 , southwest Taiwan
5燕妒莺惭 燕妒鶯慚 yàn yīng cányan4 du4 ying1 can2ravishingly beautiful (of a woman) (idiom)
6燕颔虎颈 燕頷虎頸 yàn hàn jǐngyan4 han4 hu3 jing3powerful; mighty; majestic (idiom)
7燕科 yàn yan4 ke1Hirundinidae (the family of swallows and martins)
8燕麦 燕麥 yàn màiyan4 mai4oats
9燕麦粥 燕麥粥 yàn mài zhōuyan4 mai4 zhou1oatmeal; porridge
10燕雀 yàn quèyan4 que4(bird species of China) brambling (Fringilla montifringilla); (fig.) small fry
11燕雀安知鸿鹄之志 燕雀安知鴻鵠之志 yàn què ān zhī hóng zhī zhìyan4 que4 an1 zhi1 hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
12燕雀处堂 燕雀處堂 yàn què chù tángyan4 que4 chu4 tang2lit. a caged bird in a pavilion (idiom); fig. to lose vigilance by comfortable living; unaware of the disasters ahead; a fool's paradise
13燕雀乌鹊 燕雀烏鵲 yàn què quèyan4 que4 wu1 que4lit. sparrow and swallow, crow and magpie; fig. any Tom, Dick or Harry; a bunch of nobodies
14燕雀相贺 燕雀相賀 yàn què xiàng yan4 que4 xiang4 he4lit. sparrow and swallow's congratulation (idiom); fig. to congratulate sb on completion of a building project; congratulations on your new house!
15燕雀焉知鸿鹄之志 燕雀焉知鴻鵠之志 yàn què yān zhī hóng zhī zhìyan4 que4 yan1 zhi1 hong2 gu3 zhi1 zhi4lit. can the sparrow and swallow know the will of the great swan? (idiom); fig. how can we small fry predict the ambitions of the great?
16燕梳 yàn shūyan4 shu1(dialect) insurance (loanword)
17燕隼 yàn sǔnyan4 sun3(bird species of China) Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo)
18燕尾服 yàn wěi yan4 wei3 fu2swallow-tailed coat; tails
19燕窝 燕窩 yàn yan4 wo1edible bird's nest
20燕翼贻谋 燕翼貽謀 yàn móuyan4 yi4 yi2 mou2to hand down a good plan to posterity (idiom)
21燕语莺声 燕語鶯聲 yàn yīng shēngyan4 yu3 ying1 sheng1young woman's sweet voice in talking and laughing; pleasant scene of spring (idiom)
22燕子衔泥垒大窝 燕子銜泥壘大窩 yàn zi xián lěi yan4 zi5 xian2 ni2 lei3 da4 wo1the swallow's nest is built one beakful of mud at a time (idiom); many a little makes a mickle

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